Jacob Zimmerman
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 389-390, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Jacob Zimmerman, born in section 26, Pike county, Illinois, son of George Zimmerman (see his sketch in this book), remained at home until he enlisted, August 10, 1862, in company B, Ninety-ninth Illinois Infantry, Captain Mathews, commanding officer. He remained in service until the close of the war, when he was mustered out at Baton Rouge and discharged at Springfield, Illinois. He was with the company in all their engagements, notwithstanding he was in the hospital for a short time.
  He was married in 1864, to Mary L. Winters, born in 1849. After his marriage he resided in Elkhorn, in the first frame house built in that place. He later built his present house, in which the family have lived for ten years. He first owned 157 acres, but has now about 146 acres in this county.
  Mr. Zimmerman and wife have been members of the Methodist Episcopal Church for a number of years. He is a member of the People's party, and was a member of the Greenback party some years ago. He is no office seeker, and has had but little time to attend to the local politics.
  Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman have had the following children: Frank O., married, was born in 1868; Edwin, born in 1871; Minnie P., born in 1873; Mark T., born in 1877; and Jessie W., born in 1884. Minnie P. and Frank O. attended Chadock College at Quincy, Illinois, for a term of six months.
  Edwin R. is an artist. The children are all temperate, having never tasted any intoxicating drink in their lives, have never used any profane language, and are strictly honest.
  Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman are good, reliable citizens, and are highly respected by their host of friends.



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